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EU governments plan to press ahead on a single patent without agreement of all member states – a sign of things to come? One result of Europe’s economic crisis is the newfound willingness to abandon the softly-softly approach to consensus decision making. A microcosm of this phenomenon can be seen in efforts to agree a… » read more

Posted by Gary Finnegan

Plans to publish a European Innovation Act ahead of the spring meeting of EU leaders are on hold. The new innovation strategy is now more likely to be published this summer. In the meantime, the new European Commissioners – particularly those responsible for industry and innovation – are trying to redraw lines of responsibility which… » read more

Posted by Gary Finnegan